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Photos: Motive of Sandy Hook School shooter unknown

Nearly a year after Adam Lanza shot his mother to death and then massacred 26 people at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Conn., prosecutors closed the case Monday with a report that sketched a chilling portrait of a young man with a twisted fascination with violence. But they were unable t…

November 25, 2013 8:48 pmLoading…

Fitz Blog: Tucson survivors to talk about Newtown trip

This is worth attending. Here's the news release I received:

January 16, 2013 11:45 amLoading…

Giffords, Kelly to lobby for gun control

PHOENIX — Former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and her husband launched a political action committee aimed at curbing gun violence on Tuesday, the second anniversary of the Tucson shooting that killed six people and left her critically injured.

January 08, 2013 6:21 am Related

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Giffords visits Newtown, Conn.

Giffords visits Newtown, Conn.

Former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords on Friday visited the Connecticut town where a gunman killed 26 people last month inside an elementary school.

January 04, 2013 11:00 amLoading…

Take seriously the treatment of mental illnesses

It is almost impossible for anyone to understand why the school massacre happened at Sandy Hook. It is time this country took seriously the identification and treatment of mental illnesses. We cannot afford to continue to squander chances to intervene before such unimaginable horrors occur. …

December 19, 2012 11:00 pm Related Loading…

Cartoon blaming NRA was preposterous

I was as horrified by the Sandy Hook massacre as anyone, but your Dec. 18 cartoon blaming the National Rifle Association was shameful and preposterous. For 141 years, the NRA has served our nation by enhancing military and law enforcement preparedness, the shooting sports and gun safety. The…

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Rash of school lockdowns triggered by old protocols and new fears

Over the span of less than 24 hours, at least four police incidents led administrators to temporarily lock down several schools out of fear that potentially armed men might pose a threat to children.

December 19, 2012 6:45 amLoading…

Price is high for the right to bear arms

I’ve often heard the expression, “Freedom isn’t free.” While it’s mostly used to mean that we have to fight for our freedoms, it seems to me that it can also mean that there is a price to some of the rights we enjoy every day. For example, we pay a price for the right to freedom of speech in…

December 18, 2012 11:00 pm Related Loading…

Assaults on innocent life

Much has been and will be written following the horrific tragedy in Sandy Hook, Conn. Referring to that massacre, Ted Anthony of the Associated Press wrote that there will be "scores of grandparents who will look across generations and see less that they would have ... hundreds of accomplish…

December 18, 2012 11:00 pm Related Loading…

Messenger: Preventing massacre is not a left-right issue

In her landmark studies of the terminally ill, psychiatrist Elisabeth Kübler-Ross suggested there are five stages of grief. In no particular sequence, she said, they are anger, denial, bargaining, depression and acceptance.

December 18, 2012 3:00 pmLoading…
Man killed mother before deadly school rampage

Man killed mother before deadly school rampage

A man opened fire Friday inside the Connecticut elementary school where his mother worked as a teacher, killing 26 people, including 20 children.

December 14, 2012 10:56 am Related Loading…

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